OLIVER HARTKOPP The best danish surfer

My story
  • Name: Oliver Hartkopp
  • Residence: Klitmøller, Denmark
  • Date of birth: 15/10/1995
  • Nationality: Danish

My name is Oliver Hartkopp and I'm 20 years old. I grew up on the north coast of Sealand. I moved to the west coast of Denmark to a town called Klitmøller when I was 16 years old to live in a area of Denmark with more consistent surf. This allowed me to train for and participate in more competitions in the area and throughout Scandinavia. However, it is not only the competition aspect of surfing that really excites me. The weather in Denmark is harsh and cold most of the year which means I spend most of my sessions in full winter gear. As I have grown up in cold and rough weather conditions that are constant changing, I have become fascinated of these cold corners and the mysterious they behold.

Sponsors: Quiksilver Denmark, JAM Traction, Skullcandy Denmark, Lapoint Camps, Columbus Surfboards.

Results
"Vans Six in the Mix"
Projects and Goals
  • Continue to share the stoke of surfing in the cold waters of Scandinavia
  • Explore the cold corners deeper
  • Continue to work on video and media projects and start a web series that takes place in Scandinavia and portrays the cold North Sea and the story of surfing in Scandinavia
  • Keep defending my Danish Title in the years to come
  • Win the Nordic Surf Games 2017
  • Show the Surfing World that Scandinavia is a force to be reckoned with
  • Compete in more QS events around the world and make the top 10 in Europe
  • Compete in ISA World Surfing Games 2016 as best Scandinavian
Cold water climate

THE COLDWATER SCENE

Growing up as a surfer in Denmark was not very likely. I learned to surf on the waves from the passing ships in a small Fjord. Denmark is an atypical surfing country where waves are very fickle. As a surfer in Denmark you learn to appreciate "the worst" conditions as these are often wave producing conditions. Howling winds, snowstorms and little daylight are all factors. But I still come up with a smile on my face after every session, grateful to get in the water no matter the conditions - even though my body might not defrost for another few hours.

"Danish winters"
Media & Coverage

Reach:

My social media followers with Facebook and Instagram combined is around 4000 with a weekly reach exceeding 30.000 people. Furthermore I have been among other featured in:

  • Danish National TV and News
  • Redbull.tv
  • Microsoft.com
  • Different E-mags and online surfsites
  • Nordicsurfersmag
  • Magicseaweed
  • Bluemag
Social media and contact

I look forward to hear back from you and your ideas of working together. Feel free to contact me on either e-mail or phone.

Oliverhartkopp@gmail.com or 0045 2877 9529

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